Apr 17, 2023
My friend Jamie Glowacki is a badass mother. In the rainbow tapestry of influences on my parenting style, Jamie is one of the gorgeous threads. We met over five years ago, when she was a client for another marketing agency I worked with. At that time, she was the foremost respected expert on... drumroll please... potty training.
Now, Jamie is an internationally recognized parenting expert. She's the author of the best selling books Oh Crap Potty Training and Oh Crap I Have a Toddler. It turns out that her former careers as circus performer and social worker make her uniquely qualified to deal with toddlers... and poop.
And... as her work grew, she realized unhealed trauma in parents vastly affects parenting. She's now committed to helping parents heal that trauma through some pretty unconventional healing modalities.
Jamie and I have always had some fun parallels. When I was moving to Costa Rica, she decided to buy a house in the exact community I moved to. We both play and work in the realm of plant medicine and psychedelics. We are both total renegade mamas, navigating the shift from old school to new paradigm parenting. She's got a son, Pascal, much older than my Indy, but who reminds me of what my son could be like as he matures into a young man. We went deep on boundaries, transparent communication with our children, and the importance of healing our trauma.
Jamie's in-your-face insight is both empathic and confronting. Check 'er out...